Fishing locations Sheepwash Road Barwon Heads is an interesting fishing location located at the entrance of Barwon heads. During the winter months it produces huge runs small mullet and salmon making it a terrific fishing location to take young kids to learn how to fish. Its a location where you may also be luck enough to catch an allusive mulloway.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Salmon, Mullet, Trevally, Whiting, Flathead, Mulloway, Pinkies, Gurnads, Crabs

BEST BAITS AND LURES

If fishing with bait then small hooks with pilchards, squid, maggots or chicken are good options. Soft plastics such as Z-man grubs and turtle back worms also work very well. Usually a very simple and light running rig or a small paternoster rig does the trick in this location. Using burley really does help keep the fish around.

ROD SETUP

There is lots of small fish so make sure your fishing as light as possible with tiny hooks. I like a very light rod setup I prefer a 1 – 4 kilo capacity, with a 2500 reel. It needs to be sensitive to see the bites and inquiries.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

You can catch fish here at any time, but I generally would always suggest at dawn and dusk. Ideally an hour on either side. Some will fish through the night chasing the prize of a Mulloway.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is generally a great spot for kids as there are so many small fish and you generally don’t need to wait to long to get a bite. The key here though is to fish very light and with very small hooks, as the small Mullet and Salmon don’t tend to take a big hook. This will keep the kids busy and they don’t get bored fishing like this. It can be slippery after rain or on high tide so be prepared to get muddy.

KNOWN HAZARDS

Not a lot of hazards but it does get very muddy and very slippery. You can catch many crabs here so just be cautious of getting nipped.